Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did
Okay, so let's face it- pesto pasta ain't the new kid on the block. It's a complete simple classic, that is well loved for a ruddy good reason, amirite? It's one of the easiest dishes to whip up, tastes delicious 100% of the time- and when done from scratch (easiest job in town)- looks pretty impressive too (plus, it's one of the only 'green' recipes you'll see this side of the internet). Plus, you can cook this in a big old batch and have it for lunch for the rest of the week, which always makes me a happy gal. I've tried a couple of recipes, but this little get-up isn't too garlic-y, not too pungent, but is subtle enough that you can 'accessorise' it with plenty of cheese and chilli flakes and it's still a knock out- hurray!

Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did You will need (to serve 3-4):
- 30g Basil
- 50g Pine nuts
- 1/2 Garlic clove
- 100ml Extra virgin olive oil
- 20g Parmesan (plus extra for serving) - Chilli flakes
- Salt & Pepper
- 100g Pasta per person

1. Using a food processor (or pestle and mortar, depending on how patient you are) add your pine nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil and mix them until crushed and they form a paste. Add in your parmesan, salt and pepper to taste and then mix a little more until completely blended.

2. Pop your pasta in a pot of boiling, slightly salted water and boil until cooked and al dente (easy, right)? Pop your drained pasta in a bowl and mix with two tablespoons of pesto until covered, and add chilli flakes and parmesan on top to taste- delicious!

Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did

If you give this recipe a go, don't forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #bakewithliv (I know this one isn't a bake, but let's be mavericks)- so I can see your meals!


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Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did
Okay, so let's face it- pesto pasta ain't the new kid on the block. It's a complete simple classic, that is well loved for a ruddy good reason, amirite? It's one of the easiest dishes to whip up, tastes delicious 100% of the time- and when done from scratch (easiest job in town)- looks pretty impressive too (plus, it's one of the only 'green' recipes you'll see this side of the internet). Plus, you can cook this in a big old batch and have it for lunch for the rest of the week, which always makes me a happy gal. I've tried a couple of recipes, but this little get-up isn't too garlic-y, not too pungent, but is subtle enough that you can 'accessorise' it with plenty of cheese and chilli flakes and it's still a knock out- hurray!

Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did You will need (to serve 3-4):
- 30g Basil
- 50g Pine nuts
- 1/2 Garlic clove
- 100ml Extra virgin olive oil
- 20g Parmesan (plus extra for serving) - Chilli flakes
- Salt & Pepper
- 100g Pasta per person

1. Using a food processor (or pestle and mortar, depending on how patient you are) add your pine nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil and mix them until crushed and they form a paste. Add in your parmesan, salt and pepper to taste and then mix a little more until completely blended.

2. Pop your pasta in a pot of boiling, slightly salted water and boil until cooked and al dente (easy, right)? Pop your drained pasta in a bowl and mix with two tablespoons of pesto until covered, and add chilli flakes and parmesan on top to taste- delicious!

Pesto Pasta Recipe What Olivia Did

If you give this recipe a go, don't forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #bakewithliv (I know this one isn't a bake, but let's be mavericks)- so I can see your meals!


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41 comments:

  1. Such a classic and simple dish, but it looks impressive and tastes delicious! Love how you've styled the photos too :)

    Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

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  2. I've never tried making peston from scratch before, but this looks so good! Definitely want to give it a try

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. I love pesto and this recipe looks amazing! I've already seen it on your instagram and I've kind of been already waiting for this post :D I definitely want to try it out!

    Patti www.pattiblue.blogspot.com

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  4. looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it.xx

    laviedetati.blogspot.com

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  5. Healthy and delicious! I love pesto and I love pasta so these two paired together are a real food porn moment for me. :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  6. I (realllyy) wanna know what that bread is!! is it home-baked or bought? looks delish : )

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  7. Ah Olivia I'm drooling over my keyboard!
    Sophie
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  8. I deffo have to try this later, it looks so yummy! :)

    http://sapphiresaysfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I LOVE pesto ever since I tried it in Rome years ago but I use vegetarian parmesan and I add spinach to bulk it out a bit x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  10. This is so simple to make, there's no excuses why I can't try this!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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  11. This looks amazing, gorgeous photography too as usual! x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Pesto pasta is such a quick dish, and always tastes good! I'll have to try it with quinoa to see if it tastes as yummy :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  13. Oh this looks absolutely terrific, Olivia! This is making me veery hungry. Great photos and recipe, thanks for sharing! Xoxo

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE: A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  14. pesto is one of my favorite sauces eveer!!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  15. You've got me craving pesto pasta something fierce now! I'm currently on holiday in Italy so you'd think it would be an easy craving to satisfy, but I've sadly found it quite hard to find!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  16. One of my best friend's mom always makes pesto pasta. For me, having pasta is always such a treat, because I hardly ever have it at home. I'm always trading part of my lunch for my friend's pesto pasta :P So excited to give this a try! I think my best friend will be relieved to hear that too haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  17. Sometimes it is the simple things that taste the best and pesto pasta is defo one of them! Looks so tasty x

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  18. Pasta pesto is my all time favourite meal! I could eat it everyday!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. i love pesto pasta i can't to try this

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  20. pesto is becoming one of my favorite type of food, especially in pizza :)

    Ayre

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  21. This looks so good! I'm pushing the save button now so I can try it myself later!!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  22. Pasta with pesto is one of my favourite meals, this looks delicious!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

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  23. Can I legitimately have pesto pasta for breakfast....? Sophie xxx
    www.fashionnomads.com

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  24. I love pesto pasta! Not used spaghetti instead of my usual pasta so I'll give it a try!


    Laura xx |www.laurahadley.co.uk

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  25. Looks yummy!

    www.mandybajwa.blogspot.com

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  26. I love pesto this looks fab to and easy to try out...nice touch with the chilli flakes i love a bit of chilli! x

    franklyflawless.com

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  27. This looks so perfect :) will definitely be recreating x

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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  28. this looks gorgeous!! :)


    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

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  29. This pasta looks really healthy and tasty, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  30. this looks ridicolously yummy! I might try this over the weekend!!!! as always your photography is effortlessly perfect

    Farihah | Cutie Pie Frizzy

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  31. This looks so delicious! Pesto pasta is one of my favourite dishes :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  32. Such a classic dish - but so delicious. I'll have to give this a try!

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  33. Yummy pasta, many thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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